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US still has custody of Pemberton despite transfer to PH military camp


Despite his transfer to a Philippine military camp, a US Marine suspected in the killing of a Filipino transgender will stay under the custody of the US, its embassy said in a statement.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Santiago: VFA a ‘failure’ as PH still attached to ‘former colonizer’

Miriam VFA

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago called the 15-year-old Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) a “failure” because it merely served to keep the Philippines attached to its “former colonizer” the United States (US).

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pemberton a no-show at preliminary probe into transgender slay

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The USS Peleliu at Subic Bay where US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton (inset) is reportedly held until the investigation of the US soldier’s involvement in the killing of a Filipino transgender in Olongapo City is done. AP/INSET PHOTO FROM PEMBERTO’S FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton was a no show at the preliminary investigation into his alleged murder of a transgender in Olongapo City because he was “not required to appear”.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US envoy to attend commemoration of Leyte landing as transgender slay case hovers

US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg. AFP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III and US Ambassador Philip Goldberg will both attend the anniversary celebration of an important World War II event on Monday but is unclear if they will discuss the murder of a Filipino transgender, allegedly perpetrated by a US Marine.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Single-visa system for Asean proposed in House


Two lawmakers are pushing for a single-visa scheme among the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to improve relations and boost tourism.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »